Developing TAPPI Standards

Standards are of the utmost importance in the pulp, paper and converting industries as they have a serious impact on business and trade. As a member, you are eligible to get involved in the process of developing new Standards for the industry.

How to Propose new Standards

Are you interested in proposing a new Standard? We encourage members to consult our complete list of subject categories for Standards below, or view the PDF list.

If you have a general idea for a Standard, you can complete the New Idea Submission Form. We will review your idea and identify the right committee or group to work on your suggestion.

If you already further along, you can send an initial draft to standards@tappi.org. A Standards manager will then work with you to develop a Standard-Specific Interest Group (SSIG) for the new Standard. This will set in motion the development and review process, which is described in the Standards Guidelines.

TAPPI Standards Guidelines

If you are at the writing stage, or if you are the chairperson of a Standards working group, you can download a copy of our Regulations and Style Guidelines.

In this manual, you will find:

  • How to write a Standard Test Method using proper terminology and format
  • How to write TAPPI Standard Specifications, Glossaries and Guidelines using proper terminology and format
  • What requirements exist for precision statements in Official and Provisional Test Methods
  • A checklist to make sure all required sections have been included in a Standard draft
  • How working group chairperson, working groups and Standard-Specific Interest Groups (SSIGs) fit into the process of preparing a Standard
  • How the balloting process works
  • How to resolve comments and negative votes

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Understanding the intrinsic kinetics and mechanism of hot-water-extraction for dissolution of hardwood (Acer rubrum) hemicelluloses. Part 1: effect of pH, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Understanding the intrinsic kinetics and mechanism of hot-water-extraction for dissolution of hardwood (Acer rubrum) hemicelluloses. Part 1: effect of pH, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

DEINKING IN TISSUE DEINKING LINES, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

DEINKING IN TISSUE DEINKING LINES, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

IMPROVING RECOVERY BOILER AVAILABILITY â?¢ THE MAHRT EXPERIENCE, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

IMPROVING RECOVERY BOILER AVAILABILITY • THE MAHRT EXPERIENCE, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Studies on the feasibility of the recycled paper and board to be used for food packaging materials in China, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Studies on the feasibility of the recycled paper and board to be used for food packaging materials in China, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Renewable Energy Certificates: Opportunities for the Pulp and Paper Industry, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Renewable Energy Certificates: Opportunities for the Pulp and Paper Industry, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Technical and Economic Analysis of Cellulosic Ethanol Production from Mixed Southern Hardwoods using Green Liquor Pretreatment, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Technical and Economic Analysis of Cellulosic Ethanol Production from Mixed Southern Hardwoods using Green Liquor Pretreatment, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Delignification Studies on Hot-Water Extracted Wood, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Delignification Studies on Hot-Water Extracted Wood, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

GLOBAL SURVEY ON LIME KILN OPERATION, ENERGY CONSUMPTION AND ALTERNATIVE FUEL USAGE, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

GLOBAL SURVEY ON LIME KILN OPERATION, ENERGY CONSUMPTION AND ALTERNATIVE FUEL USAGE, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

A First Online Analyser for Stickies and Macrocontaminants, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

A First Online Analyser for Stickies and Macrocontaminants, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

The potential of ultrasound assisted deinking, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

The potential of ultrasound assisted deinking, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Corrosion Behavior of Steam Generator Tube Materials in Wood Gasifier Ash Deposits, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Corrosion Behavior of Steam Generator Tube Materials in Wood Gasifier Ash Deposits, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Production of High Yield Bleached Hardwood Kraft Pulp, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Production of High Yield Bleached Hardwood Kraft Pulp, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

L&W Fiber Quality Transmitter - Continuous inline measurement, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

L&W Fiber Quality Transmitter - Continuous inline measurement, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Effects of Loblolly Pine Tree Age and Wood Properties on Linerboard Grade Pulp Yield and Sheet Properties. Part 1: Effects on Pulp Yield, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Effects of Loblolly Pine Tree Age and Wood Properties on Linerboard Grade Pulp Yield and Sheet Properties. Part 1: Effects on Pulp Yield, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Influence of Paper and Ink on Deinking of Inkjet Prints, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Influence of Paper and Ink on Deinking of Inkjet Prints, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Oxidative-reductive Modification of Alkaline Pulping of Southern Pine Integrated with Hydrothermal Pre-extraction of Hemicelluloses, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Oxidative-reductive Modification of Alkaline Pulping of Southern Pine Integrated with Hydrothermal Pre-extraction of Hemicelluloses, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

A web accessible biomass site assessment model Biomass Site Assessment Tool (BioSAT), 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

A web accessible biomass site assessment model Biomass Site Assessment Tool (BioSAT), 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Operating experience and evolution of the worldâ??s first commercial black liquor gasification plant, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Operating experience and evolution of the world’s first commercial black liquor gasification plant, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Combining Stickies Monitoring and Control in Recycling, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Combining Stickies Monitoring and Control in Recycling, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Avoiding Loss of Voltage Sensing Runaway for Generator Excitation Systems, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Avoiding Loss of Voltage Sensing Runaway for Generator Excitation Systems, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference